International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2nd November as the ‘International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists’.  The date was chosen in commemoration of the assassination of two French journalists in Mali on 2 November 2013. The need to focus on impunity relies not only on the worrying fact that over Read more about International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists 2017[…]

The inaugural conference on ‘Challenges to Media Freedom in the Commonwealth’: a boost for academic engagement with live issues of protecting press freedom and journalists’ safety

By Sara Torsner, a PhD student at the University of Sheffield who is researching the design of a Journalism Safety Trends tool with CFOM where she is also working with developing the recently established Journalism Safety Research Network.   Understanding the contexts in which journalists attempt to carry out their role of a democratic watchdog Read more about The inaugural conference on ‘Challenges to Media Freedom in the Commonwealth’: a boost for academic engagement with live issues of protecting press freedom and journalists’ safety[…]

International Day to End Impunity 2016 – UNESCO Director General’s Report

UNESCO has today released key findings from its Director General’s Report on the Safety of Journalists and the Danger of Impunity, focussed on the years 2014-2015. The report shows that the year 2015 had the second highest number of journalist’s killed in the past ten years. Measured by the total number of journalists killed doing Read more about International Day to End Impunity 2016 – UNESCO Director General’s Report[…]

Video Interviews from the Helsinki Conference

UNESCO’s Research Conference on the Safety of Journalists: Knowledge is the Key was held during the World Press Freedom 2016 events in Helsinki, bringing together researchers and scholars from around the world to present their work and to build up an academic community to address the issues of safety and impunity. The conference culminated with Read more about Video Interviews from the Helsinki Conference[…]

CFOM’s Presence at 5th February UNESCO Conference “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals”

CFOM’s International Director William Horsley was a part of the 5th February 2016 Paris conference “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals”. This conference came up with some very practical solutions for addressing the problems of journalists safety and impunity which CFOM has been working on for some time. CFOM has so Read more about CFOM’s Presence at 5th February UNESCO Conference “News Organizations Standing Up for the Safety of Media Professionals”[…]

Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to End Impunity

London Event: Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to end impunity On 2 November 2015 the first major event to be held the UK to mark International day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists took place in the Houses of Parliament. Prominent journalists, international lawyers, NGOs and policy-makers focused on the realities of Read more about Stop the killing of journalists! Prevention and justice to End Impunity[…]

Commemoration Conference in Costa Rica, October 2015

International Day to End Impunity is focus for global efforts to end impunity for crimes against journalists Two years ago the UN General Assembly adopted a Resolution which proclaimed November 2 as International Day to End Impunity for Crimes against Journalists. It urged member states to bring to justice the perpetrators of these attacks and Read more about Commemoration Conference in Costa Rica, October 2015[…]

Our International Director’s Report on the 2nd November London event “Stop the Killing of Journalists! Prevention and Justice to end Impunity”

End Impunity Day London Event 2 November 2015 – Report  Stop the Killing of Journalists! Prevention and Justice to end Impunity Public debate in the UK Parliament on 2 November 2015, organised by the Centre for Freedom of the Media, University of Sheffield; PEN International; Article 19; and UNESCO On 2 November 2015 International Day to End Read more about Our International Director’s Report on the 2nd November London event “Stop the Killing of Journalists! Prevention and Justice to end Impunity”[…]

Press Conference in Geneva launches “Best Practices” for Protecting Journalists

Geneva event unveils effort to reinforce existing international obligations, and mechanisms for protecting journalists. Source GENEVA, Dec 9, 2015 – The International Press Institute (IPI), Al Jazeera Media Network (AJMN), Geneva Global Media and the Geneva Press Club today presented the International Declaration and Best Practices on the Promotion of Journalists Safety at an event Read more about Press Conference in Geneva launches “Best Practices” for Protecting Journalists[…]

Freedom of Expression on the Internet: international event in Strasbourg, 13-14 October 2015

  Source: Council of Europe The Council of Europe is organising an international conference on “Freedom of Expression: still a precondition for democracy?” on 13-14 October 2015, in Strasbourg. The conference will be webcast. The event, focused on the freedom of expression on the internet, will discuss three key topics: The democratic rules when more Read more about Freedom of Expression on the Internet: international event in Strasbourg, 13-14 October 2015[…]